December 17, 2013
This Day In Hockey History: Dec 17th
1921 - Francis "King" Clancy played in the first game of his NHL career, as the Ottawa Senators beat Hamilton 3-2.
1924 - Goalies Jake Forbes of the Hamilton Tigers and Alex Connell of the Ottawa Senators played in the first 0-0 tie in NHL history. It was the first scoreless game in eight seasons of NHL play.
1935 - The Canadiens and Rangers skated to a 1-1 tie, in the 500th NHL game for five of the Ranger originals. The Cook brothers, Frank Boucher, Ching Johnson and Murray Murdoch were all presented with suitcases to honor the occasion.
1958 - Ted Lindsay became the highest scoring left wing in NHL history, passing Aurel Joliat, who retired with 270.
1964 - Montreal's Gilles Tremblay broke his leg when checked into the boards by Leafs' rookie Ron Ellis, and missed the remainder of the 1964-65 season. Montreal tied Toronto 2-2 at the Forum.
1984 - Rocky Trottier (Bryan Trottier's brother), wearing #88, scored the Devils' first penalty shot goal, in a 5-2 win over the visiting Edmonton Oilers.
1990 - Buffalo Sabres traded their captain, Mike Foligno to the Toronto Maple Leafs, in exchange for Lou Franceschetti and Brian Curran.
Happy Birthday to Vincent Damphousse, Dave Poulin, Gilles Tremblay, Samuel Pahlsson, Craig Beruge, Erik Christensen, Frank Musil, Gregory Campbell, Pasi Nurminen and Frank Pietrangelo.